Tyreopatie ve stáří a kardiovaskulární postižení

Title in English Old-age thyroid disease and cardiovascular disorders


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Kardiologická revue - Interní medicína
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords Cardiovascular illnesses; Hyperthyroidism; Hypothyroidism; Thyroid gland
Description Thyreopathies are disorders of the thyroid gland that constitute an essential part of endocrinopathies which are often encountered by both endocrinologists and practitioners and internists. The incidence of these illnesses increases with age. The term thyreopathy includes both functional and morphological thyroid gland disorders. Most of these illnesses are asymptomatic at the beginning and the patients are not limited in their life. But unrecognized and untreated thyreopathies can lead to serious complications, such as heart failure, arrhythmia and others. Ageing itself is connected with an increase of cardiovascular illnesses. Untreated thyreopathies further increase this risk. Well-timed diagnostics and therapy can prevent complications which can be life threatening, especially in older age or which can otherwise influence the quality of the senior person's life.
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